The Story Behind the Pattern
Dots of Fauna is Elodie Details’ new misty mountain dot, and we spoke with our founder and creative director Linda on how this pattern came about.
What’s it like creating new patterns? Where do you start?
Honestly, it’s usually quite simple. You just need to pay attention to how your mind reacts to the things around you. Where does your eye go? What details do they stay on, and why? Is it the colour, the shape, or a combination of things? And where did this particular idea come from? It really did come from a trip to the mountains that I took about a year ago. Not from seeing a snow cheetah or anything like that, but I was intrigued by how the naked branches of the trees and the snow underneath them interacted. How they changed and played with the few light colours that are still there. I wanted to try and capture that somehow.
It looks more hand drawn than what we are used to seeing, why? We’d just gotten back from an inspiration trip to Paris, where we’d mainly been looking at ceramics and earthenware. The light hand and brush techniques of the water colour works there really fascinated me. So that went in to the mix. And collection wise we wanted it to be a dot, since dots are so easy to combine with other patterns. For the same reason I thought it needed to be rather graphical and neutral in its colour setting, so that it would complement and not clash with the other new patterns in “Escape the Ordinary”.
Any favourite combinations at the moment?I think it goes great with most things, but I’m especially happy with the way the Winter Beanie in Dots of Fauna looks combined with the Mineral Green Stroller Bag. That combo captures what I was looking for almost perfectly.